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Monday Night Matchup: Bane vs. Deathstroke

Hello, my fellow nerdlings! It has certainly been awhile since we’ve had our last Monday Night Matchup. (Had to give all these fantastic heroes and villains a little bit of recovery time, ya know?) Well, we are BACK! This time it’s time to try something a litttttle bit different. But first, a quick recap, shall we?

So far you have voted via social media that Oliver Queen would take the crown versus Hawkeye. You voted that Captain America would beat Batman. Thor was voted to beat out Superman. Deathstroke killed The Winter Soldier. Sara beat Natasha by the mere single digits. Atom squashed Ant-Man in the final tally. Ghost Rider blazed past John Constantine for the win. Wonder Woman came out on top with a victory over Lady Sif. Deathstroke dominated once again against Frank CastleDare Devil pulled ahead of Green Arrow in a no-weapons melee match. Thor squashed the almighty Wonder Woman in an extremely close match. Colossus smashed Bane for a drastic victory. Deadshot out-shot Bullseye for an incredible victory. Katana sliced into Elektra for a brutal victory. Gandalf the White defeated Dumbledore in the greatest wizard battle ever held. Damien Darhk pulled ahead of Magneto is a villainous battle. Hawkman flew right past Archangel for a glorious victory. Negan beat out The Governor in a brutal match. Sara Lance bested Elektra in a grave assassins battle. Green Arrow got the best of the Avenger Captain America. Our recent battle was EXTREMELY close, with Luke Cage pulling ahead of Superman by just a few votes. Cammy White beasted the almighty Sonya in a combative match.

How about we do something alittle different this week? We try two DC villains out against each other? It was a debate I’ve been having with both my brother and my boyfriend, as a matter of fact. Bane vs. Deathstroke. Let’s break this down just a little… they’re both genetically enhanced individuals and they never, ever quit. Tom Hardy recently portrayed Bane in the movie The Dark Knight RisesManu Bennet  recently portrayed Deathstroke in the hit CW series Arrow. 

If these two villains were to face off in a death match, who would win!? Place your votes here!

Keep in mind.. these are CINEMATIC personas.

Bane (Skills and Abilities)

  • Superhuman Strength:  Bane has been shown to be stronger than Batman and when injected with venom, he becomes capable of lifting about 2 tons.
  • Enhanced Reflexes: Under the effects of Venom, Bane’s reaction time is extremely incredible.
  • Superhuman Stamina: Under the effects of Venom, Bane can continue fighting for extended amounts of time.
  • Superhuman Durability: Bane can withstand extremely powerful blows from metahumans, gunfire and explosions.
  • Genius Level Intellect: Bane is extremely intelligent, and villains such as Ra’s Al Ghul himself have complimented Bane for his intellect.
  • Skilled Combatant: Bane is a highly formidable combatant has mastered several forms of martial arts.

Slade Wilson ‘Deathstroke’ (Skills/Abilities)

  • Enhanced physical condition: To save his life, Slade received the Mirakuru serum. Shortly after being injected, his stamina, agility, strength, durability and reflexes were significantly increased.
  • Enhanced strength: Slade has demonstrated tremendous amounts of enhanced strength and durability.
  • Enhanced senses: Slade was able to smell the TNT of a Japanese landmine strapped to one of the prisoners, discovering Oliver’s plan to overthrow him.
  • Accelerated healing factor: The Mirakuru serum injection greatly enhanced Slade’s ability to heal, allowing him to rapidly recover frommost injuries.
  • Expert Marksman and Swordsman: Slade is shown to be an excellent marksman and a master swordsman.
  • Master Martial artist: Slade is shown to have very advanced unarmed and close-range fighting skills.
  • Master tactician: As a former member of ASIS (Australian Intelligence), Slade is very intelligent and a great tactician,
  • Stealth: On multiple occasions,  Slade was able to break into buildings and steal information without being seen on the security cameras. He was also able to sneak into the ‘Arrow-Cave’.

Jules Vote: Deathstroke. Being super muscular may give Bane the strength of an ox, but Slade has the speed and the stealth factor to his advantage.

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Julia recently published her first novel, titled; Anomic. She has a B.A in Communications with concentrations in Professional Writing and Public Relations. She is also in the United States Army Reserves as a Military Police Officer, and is currently in the process of going back to school for her Masters Degree. Some of her hobbies include fangirling, writing, cosplaying with her groups 'Emerald Archers' and 'DC Cosplayers East', hiking and training her German Shepherd, Soot. You can frequently find her at conventions cosplaying as Black Canary or as Hawkgirl with her boyfriend, who does Hawkman and Bane. :)